Sadness - Line 15 "I thought I had spit it out"
Confusion - Line 8/9 "You could not use them both together/even if you thought that way"
Anger - Line 1/2 "You ask me what I mean/by saying I have lost my tongue"
Happiness - Line 36-38 "Everytime I think I've forgotten,/I think I've lost the mother tongue,/It blossoms out of my mouth"
Excitement - Line 31 "It grows back, a stump of a shoot"
Fear she has lost her native language - Line 5 "Lost the first one, the mother tongue"
Knowledge that she can never really lose it - Line 38 "It blossoms out of my mouth"
How you speak says a lot about you
Conflict of culture
No matter what, she will always have Gujerati
Repetition - "Grows longer, grows moist, grows strong veins"
Disturbing & Graphic imagery
Standard English, then Gujerati, then colloquial language.
Style & Structure
3 sections - 1 in Gujerati
Gujerati rhymes a bit, the others don't
Standard English in the 1st section - formal
Last section is more free, loss of anxiety?